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Rehabilitation
Program Title

Assistive Technology (Act)
Also Known as AT State Grants; National Activities; Alternative Financing Program (AFP); AFP Technical Assistance CFDA # (or ED #) 84.224A; 84.224B; 84.224C Administering Office Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Who May Apply (specifically) For the Assistive Technology State Grant Program (# 84.224A), the governor designates a lead agency in each state. For the National Activities (# 84.224B), public or private entities, including for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) with relevant expertise may apply. Current Competitions FY 2007 funds support state formula grants under # 84.224A and continuations under # 84.224B. Type of Assistance (by category) Formula Grants, Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, Discretionary/Competitive Grants Type of Assistance (specifically) # 84.224A–-Formula grants # 84.224B–-Discretionary/competitive grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements Appropriations Fiscal Year 2005 Fiscal Year 2006 Fiscal Year 2007

$25,374,606 $26,111,250 $26,111,250

Note: The FY 2007 supplemental appropriations bill removed funding for the Alternative Financing Program (# 84.224C). Fiscal Year 2007 Awards Information Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Number of New Awards Anticipated: 42 for 84.224A Number of Continuation Awards: 2 for 84.224B Legislative Citation Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (ATA), as amended; 29 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. Program Regulations EDGAR Program Description The Assistive Technology State Grant Program (# 84.224A) supports state efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. The Assistive Technology State Grant Program makes assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families. The program provides one grant to each of the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the outlying areas. The National Activities program (# 84.224B) provides information and technical assistance through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements on a competitive basis, to individuals, service providers, states, protection and advocacy entities and others to support and improve the implementation of the Assistive Technology Act.

Education Level (specifically) All Ages Subject Index Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Technology Contact Information Name Jeremy Buzzell E-mail Address Jeremy.Buzzell@ed.gov Mailing Address U.S. Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Rm. 5025, PCP Washington, DC 20202-2800 Telephone 202-245-7319 202-245-7591 Robert Groenendaal Robert.Groenendaal@ed.gov U.S. Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 5019, PCP Washington, DC 20202-2800 Telephone: 202-245-7393 Fax: 202-245-7519 Links to Related Web Sites http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html http://www.assistivetech.net